Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing AWS 423 258 813
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 12.45% 10.65% 12.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.09% 32.45% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 205 671
10th Percentile £425 £409 £450
25th Percentile £475 £463 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £557 £550
Median % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.27% +2.33%
75th Percentile £650 £636 £625
90th Percentile £723 £702 £681
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
10th Percentile £40.93 " "
25th Percentile £49.81 £53.75 £10.25
Median hourly rate £66.75 £57.50 £10.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.09% +447.62% -67.19%
75th Percentile £85.81 £61.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £95.98 " "
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year -39.13% +42.86% +25.78%

AWS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,241 795 2,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.53% 32.82% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 616 1,784
10th Percentile £375 £313 £364
25th Percentile £459 £419 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 14
10th Percentile £13.60 £20.36 £15.35
25th Percentile £13.88 £29.07 £18.78
Median hourly rate £22.25 £43.95 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year -49.37% +110.14% -4.93%
75th Percentile £28.42 £55.06 £22.89
90th Percentile £41.78 £59.38 £26.70
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £43.95 £21.00
% change year-on-year -49.37% +109.29% +5.00%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AWS in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 10 £625 -
AWS
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for AWS.

1 206 (48.70%) Azure
2 174 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (37.35%) DevOps
4 119 (28.13%) Java
5 116 (27.42%) Docker
6 108 (25.53%) Git (software)
7 101 (23.88%) Microservices
8 100 (23.64%) TDD
9 95 (22.46%) SQL
10 94 (22.22%) Python
11 84 (19.86%) Finance
11 84 (19.86%) Kubernetes
12 76 (17.97%) AngularJS
13 75 (17.73%) Social Skills
14 72 (17.02%) Jenkins
15 71 (16.78%) Node.js
16 70 (16.55%) JavaScript
17 65 (15.37%) Web Services
18 62 (14.66%) GCP
19 61 (14.42%) Banking
20 56 (13.24%) Software Engineering
20 56 (13.24%) Terraform
21 50 (11.82%) .NET
22 49 (11.58%) C#
23 48 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
23 48 (11.35%) Serverless
24 46 (10.87%) Spring
25 43 (10.17%) TypeScript
26 42 (9.93%) AWS Lambda
27 40 (9.46%) MVC

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (4.49%) Apache Spark
2 10 (2.36%) Apache
2 10 (2.36%) Apache Airflow
3 8 (1.89%) Confluence
3 8 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (1.18%) CMS
4 5 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.18%) Mule
5 2 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.24%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) nginx
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Cloudability
2 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.24%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.24%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 206 (48.70%) Azure
2 62 (14.66%) GCP
3 48 (11.35%) Serverless
4 42 (9.93%) AWS Lambda
5 27 (6.38%) GitHub
6 25 (5.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 23 (5.44%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (5.20%) Amazon S3
9 19 (4.49%) SaaS
10 17 (4.02%) IaaS
10 17 (4.02%) PaaS
10 17 (4.02%) Power Platform
11 16 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (2.60%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (2.60%) Amazon EKS
12 11 (2.60%) Snowflake
13 10 (2.36%) Amazon Kinesis
13 10 (2.36%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (2.13%) Microsoft 365
15 7 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.60%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.36%) Firewall
2 10 (2.36%) HTTP
3 8 (1.89%) BGP
4 4 (0.95%) DNS
4 4 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.95%) Internet
4 4 (0.95%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.95%) Network Security
5 3 (0.71%) WAN
5 3 (0.71%) Wireless
6 2 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.47%) Multicast
6 2 (0.47%) OSPF
6 2 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.24%) InfiniBand
7 1 (0.24%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.33%) Big Data
2 30 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (5.44%) NoSQL
4 21 (4.96%) Data Lake
5 19 (4.49%) SQL Server
6 18 (4.26%) Amazon Redshift
6 18 (4.26%) MongoDB
7 17 (4.02%) Power BI
8 16 (3.78%) Hadoop
9 15 (3.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (2.60%) Apache Hive
11 11 (2.60%) MySQL
12 10 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (2.13%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.65%) Impala
15 6 (1.42%) Amazon Aurora
15 6 (1.42%) DB2
15 6 (1.42%) Tableau
16 5 (1.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 108 (25.53%) Git (software)
2 72 (17.02%) Jenkins
3 27 (6.38%) JIRA
3 27 (6.38%) Visual Studio
4 22 (5.20%) Maven
5 19 (4.49%) Cucumber
6 14 (3.31%) Subversion
7 8 (1.89%) JUnit
8 7 (1.65%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.65%) IntelliJ
9 6 (1.42%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.42%) GitLab
9 6 (1.42%) Mockito
9 6 (1.42%) Selenium
10 5 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.18%) webpack
11 4 (0.95%) Grunt
11 4 (0.95%) Postman
12 3 (0.71%) Robot Framework
General
1 84 (19.86%) Finance
2 75 (17.73%) Social Skills
3 61 (14.42%) Banking
4 24 (5.67%) Front Office
5 21 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.96%) Investment Banking
6 18 (4.26%) Retail
7 16 (3.78%) Financial Institution
7 16 (3.78%) Legal
8 12 (2.84%) Public Sector
9 9 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.65%) Marketing
11 5 (1.18%) Law
12 4 (0.95%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.71%) Billing
13 3 (0.71%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (0.71%) International Banking
13 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.47%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (37.59%) Developer
2 58 (13.71%) Architect
3 42 (9.93%) Java Developer
4 33 (7.80%) Backend Developer
4 33 (7.80%) C# Developer
5 32 (7.57%) AWS Engineer
6 31 (7.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 29 (6.86%) Data Engineer
8 21 (4.96%) Node.js Developer
9 20 (4.73%) Java Engineer
10 19 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
10 19 (4.49%) Senior Developer
11 18 (4.26%) Analyst
12 16 (3.78%) AWS Architect
12 16 (3.78%) Software Engineer
13 15 (3.55%) AWS Developer
13 15 (3.55%) PHP Developer
14 12 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (2.84%) Python Developer
14 12 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (17.97%) AngularJS
2 71 (16.78%) Node.js
3 65 (15.37%) Web Services
4 50 (11.82%) .NET
5 46 (10.87%) Spring
6 40 (9.46%) Kafka
7 38 (8.98%) HTML
8 37 (8.75%) React
9 33 (7.80%) REST
10 31 (7.33%) CSS
11 22 (5.20%) HTML5
12 21 (4.96%) Sass
12 21 (4.96%) Spring Boot
13 20 (4.73%) Vue.js
14 18 (4.26%) CSS3
14 18 (4.26%) LESS
15 17 (4.02%) Laravel
15 17 (4.02%) Vuetify.js
16 15 (3.55%) Vert.x
17 13 (3.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.38%) Derivative
1 27 (6.38%) Public Cloud
2 26 (6.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 20 (4.73%) Hedge funds
4 19 (4.49%) Algorithms
5 18 (4.26%) Cloud Native
6 11 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.36%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.13%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.89%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.65%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.65%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.42%) Equities
11 6 (1.42%) iSeries
11 6 (1.42%) Legacy Systems
12 5 (1.18%) Replication
13 4 (0.95%) Clustering
13 4 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.44%) Linux
2 22 (5.20%) Windows
3 7 (1.65%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.18%) Unix
5 4 (0.95%) CentOS
5 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.47%) Android
7 2 (0.47%) Solaris
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (37.35%) DevOps
3 101 (23.88%) Microservices
4 100 (23.64%) TDD
5 56 (13.24%) Software Engineering
6 48 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (9.46%) MVC
8 37 (8.75%) Analytics
9 30 (7.09%) Infrastructure as Code
10 28 (6.62%) Web Development
11 26 (6.15%) OWASP
12 24 (5.67%) Data Pipeline
13 23 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (5.44%) Migration
14 22 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 22 (5.20%) ITIL
14 22 (5.20%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (4.96%) BDD
16 20 (4.73%) Data Modelling
16 20 (4.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 119 (28.13%) Java
2 95 (22.46%) SQL
3 94 (22.22%) Python
4 70 (16.55%) JavaScript
5 49 (11.58%) C#
6 43 (10.17%) TypeScript
7 21 (4.96%) Bash Shell
8 19 (4.49%) Go
8 19 (4.49%) Java 8
8 19 (4.49%) PHP
9 13 (3.07%) C++
10 12 (2.84%) Ruby
11 10 (2.36%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.36%) Scala
12 6 (1.42%) ES6
12 6 (1.42%) Java 11
13 5 (1.18%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.18%) Perl
13 5 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (3.78%) Degree
2 14 (3.31%) AWS Certification
2 14 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.42%) CCNA
6 4 (0.95%) CISSP
7 2 (0.47%) CCIE
7 2 (0.47%) MCSE
7 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) CCNP
8 1 (0.24%) CISA
8 1 (0.24%) CISM
8 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) SAFe Agilist
8 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.26%) GDPR
2 14 (3.31%) QA
3 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.24%) IFRS
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 116 (27.42%) Docker
2 23 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.47%) NFS
5 2 (0.47%) Veritas File System
5 2 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 84 (19.86%) Kubernetes
2 56 (13.24%) Terraform
3 24 (5.67%) Ansible
4 16 (3.78%) Puppet
5 8 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.89%) Packer
5 8 (1.89%) Prometheus
6 7 (1.65%) Consul
7 5 (1.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (0.95%) Control-M
8 4 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.95%) Grafana
8 4 (0.95%) Icinga
8 4 (0.95%) QRadar
8 4 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.71%) Netcool
10 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (6.62%) VMware
2 26 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.91%) Oracle
4 24 (5.67%) Google
5 15 (3.55%) Splunk
6 13 (3.07%) EMC
7 10 (2.36%) IBM
7 10 (2.36%) NetApp
7 10 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.65%) Citrix
9 5 (1.18%) HP
9 5 (1.18%) MuleSoft
9 5 (1.18%) SAP
9 5 (1.18%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.18%) Talend
10 4 (0.95%) BMC
10 4 (0.95%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.95%) CyberArk
10 4 (0.95%) Qualys
10 4 (0.95%) TIBCO